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10 Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC

10 Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

This chapter examines the issue of banking sector integration and competition in CEMAC, with a focus on the integration of products and services in retail banking, as financial markets are limited in size (B...

The CFA Franc Zone
			: Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges »

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066755.071

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

About one-third of countries covered by the IMF's African Department are members of the CFA franc zone. With most other countries moving away from fixed exchange rates, the issue of an adequate policy framework to...

Chapter 3 Macroeconomic Policy Challenges

Chapter 3 Macroeconomic Policy Challenges »

Source: Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks : Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

ISBN: 9781616353773

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, Commodity prices, External shocks, Economic recovery, Price increases, Low-income developing countries, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate

A. Rebuilding Policy Buffers A central policy challenge facing LICs is to balance the rebuilding of macroeconomic buffers against pressing spending needs, whether for...

Chapter 1 Macroeconomic Situation

Chapter 1 Macroeconomic Situation »

Source: Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks : Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

ISBN: 9781616353773

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, Commodity prices, External shocks, Economic recovery, Price increases, Low-income developing countries, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate

Most low-income countries (LICs) recovered quickly from the global crisis and have grown rapidly since early 2010. The spike in global commodity prices earlier this year led to a mo...

Chapter 2 Vulnerability Analysis

Chapter 2 Vulnerability Analysis »

Source: Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks : Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

ISBN: 9781616353773

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, Commodity prices, External shocks, Economic recovery, Price increases, Low-income developing countries, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate

A. How Vulnerable Are LICs Currently? So far, the strong underlying growth dynamics during the recovery have reduced LICs’ near-term risk of a recession caused by a shock. With stron...

7 Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

7 Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

The 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc was a result of a prolonged deterioration of the terms of trade of the countries of the CFA franc zone, a steep rise in the labor costs of those countries, and a nominal...

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks
			: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries:  Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks : Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353773.087

ISBN: 9781616353773

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, Commodity prices, External shocks, Economic recovery, Price increases, Low-income developing countries, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate

As part of its work to help low-income countries manage volatility, the IMF has developed an analytical framework for assessing vulnerabilities and emerging risks that arise from changes in the external environment...

6 Economic Fundamentals and the CFA Franc Zone Real Exchange Rates

6 Economic Fundamentals and the CFA Franc Zone Real Exchange Rates »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

The debate in the literature on structural adjustment and macroeconomic stabilization has emphasized the crucial role played by the real exchange rate, given its importance for export promotion and for the g...

Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Domestic Prices

Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Domestic Prices »

Source: Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Domestic Prices : Does the Inflationary Environment Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2001/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , and Ehsan Choudhri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451859867

Keywords: Pass-through, exchange rate, inflation rate, average inflation, average inflation rate, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The paper tests a hypothesis suggested by Taylor (2000) that a low inflationary environment leads to a low exchange rate pass-through to domestic prices. To test this hypothesis, the paper derives a pass-through re...

9 Financial Sector Integration in WAEMU

9 Financial Sector Integration in WAEMU »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

This study examines different aspects of financial integration in WAEMU in order to complement the literature on macroeconomic integration. Historically, the emphasis has been on the objective of macroeconom...